lost private key password
lusfert at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 02:13:51 CET 2006
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Patrick Plattes wrote on 05.01.2006 2:13:
> Realos wrote:
>> I have found an old pair of private and public keys but unfortunaltely
>> do no remember the corresponding password. Public key is places on key
>> servers, thus I would like to have access to it's password again.
>> What would you suggest in this case? A brute force attack with some
>> software if I know part of the password? What tool is suitable for that?
> Maybe you want to revoke the Key :)
To revoke any key at first it's needed to generate a revokation certificate:
gpg --output [file] --gen-revoke [key id]
This operation requires passphrase for private key...
Thus it's strongly recommended to generate a revokation certificate at
once after creating a key and keep it in safe place. If you already have
an appropriate revokation certificate, simply import it into your keyring:
gpg --import [rev cert file]
My current OpenPGP key ID: 0x500B8987
Key fingerprint: E883 045D 36FB 8CA3 8D69 9C79 9E35 3B56 500B 8987
Encrypted e-mail preferred.
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